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Auction To Sell Off Hoarder’s Collection Of Toys, War Memorabilia

An unusal auction was scheduled for this weekend, featuring rare antiques and memorabilia amassed by a suburban hoarder.


Active Tranportation Alliance Cold Bike Challenge

(CBS) — For more information on the Cold Bike Challenge, visit


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Woman Speaks Up About Infertility In African American Women

CBS 2 Suzanne Le Mignot explains, one woman is raising her voice about this issue and sharing her struggle, hoping others hear her message.


A Chicago Streets & Sanitation worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti from a garage in West Rogers Park. Several garages and a small synagogue were vandalized on Sunday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Chicago Incidents Detailed In Wiesenthal Center Report On Midwest Anti-Semitism

What do vandalism on Chicago’s North Side and bullying at a public school here have in common? CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports both ended up on a list tracking Anti-Semitism in the Midwest.


DIY Home Makeover Ideas

(CBS) For more DIY home makeover ideas from Beth Engelman, visit


Pedestrians use Chicago's little-known "Pedway," a system of tunnels. (CBS)

Pedway Offers Warm Shortcuts To Avoid Cold Downtown

For those of us who had to come to work, the key to staying warm can be a few shortcuts, reports CBS 2’s Jim Williams.


Garlic Soup Recipe

(CBS) — Garlic soup recipe from Modified Garlic Soup Recipe Serves 4 26 garlic cloves (unpeeled) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass fed) 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 cup […]


Family Raising Money For Illinois Girl Who Lost Parents In Plane Crash

(CBS) The family of a seven-year-old girl from Illinois who survived a plane crash in Kentucky has set up a website to accept donations for her, Both of her parents, her sister and a […]


Pothole Tracker

Has That Pothole Been Fixed Yet? Website Lets You Track Progress

The city of Chicago website Pothole TrackerPot lets residents check the status of repair jobs requested through the 3-1-1 phone system.


New Year’s Eve Party Tips

(CBS) – Maris Callahan from “In Good Taste” magazine shares tips to help you plan your New Year’s Eve party. -Up your table decor game (everything you need in one box) from Sparkle & Dine […]


Christmas Tree Recycling

(CBS) –Chicago’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 3 through Saturday, January 17, and trees can be picked up at the following locations: Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave. Clark Park, […]


Best Bubblies For New Year’s Eve

(CBS) — Certified wine expert Ron Breitstein takes a look at the best bubblies to ring in the New Year. Poema Cava – $9.99 Caposaldo Prosecco – $13.99 Domaine Carneros Rose – $29.99 Taittinger Brut […]



That Time Of Year, Again: Christmas Tree Recycling

The Chicago Park District and the city of Chicago are teaming up again to recycle Christmas trees. For a list of dropoff sites, click here.


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Keurig Recalls ‘Mini Plus’ Coffee Makers

Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.


A map on the Chicago City Clerk's website lays out all of the residential parking zones in the city -- more than 1,400 of them. (Credit: Chicago City Clerk)

Clerk’s Website Helping City Drivers Navigate Residential Parking Zones

If you’ve ever been confused by Chicago’s residential parking system, or gotten a ticket when you parked on a zoned street, City Clerk Susana Mendoza hopes you’ll appreciate a new addition to her website.


Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.


Top Holiday Toys

(CBS) — Meredith Sinclair of shares some hot toys that can be found at local toy stores. 1. Disney Infinity 2.0 2. Little LIVE pets 3. Tinker Crates 4. Brackitz building sets 5. Little […]


Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.


Holiday Cookie Recipes

Mrs. Levy’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 20 cookies Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes per batch Ingredients 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature […]